Jonathan Higgins was born in Oakland, CA in 1962. He received a B.A. in Art from Humboldt State University in 1987 and an M.A. in Art from New York University in 1992. He has taught printmaking at the College of New Rochelle and West Virginia University, was co-founder and Master Printer of Galamander Press, New York, NY from 1994 – 2000, and is currently the proprietor of Manneken Press, a fine art press he co-founded in 2000 with Sarah Smelser, located in Bloomington, Illinois. Full Circle: Recent Prints From Manneken Press, is a traveling exhibition currently on tour to several venues in the United States through early 2008.
Higgins has been awarded artist residencies at Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA; Artica Studio, Bilbao, Spain; and the Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium.
Higgins received the James D. Phelan Art Award in Printmaking: Honorable Mention in 2003.
As an artist Higgins has exhibited widely. He has had solo exhibitions at:
His work has been included in group exhibitions at:
Jonathan’s work has been shown at several art fairs, including Estampa Internacional del Grabado y Ediciones de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, Spain, and Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany.
Higgins’ work is included in the following collections:
As a Master Printer Higgins has worked with leading artists at print workshops including:
The Use of Digital Films in Traditional Copperplate Photogravure
(Friday morning and afternoon)
In Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Normal Editions Workshop 1976-2006:
Frontiers in Printmaking conference October 3, 4, & 5, 2007